Many patients with ill-fitting dentures have trouble determining whether to pay for denture repair or replace their prosthetics with a new set. When dentures begin to fit improperly, it is often due to bone atrophy, which commonly accompanies total tooth loss because without the roots of teeth anchored into the jawbone, the body begins to resorb bone mass. If you are wondering what your options are concerning denture repair or replacement, we invite you to consider replacing your outdated dentures with All-on-4, a method of using dental implants to support prosthetic teeth.
How does All-on-4 work?
All-on-4 is a particular method for stabilizing dentures with dental implants. Our oral surgeon will surgically embed four dental implants throughout the jaws to secure a set of dentures. With this method, edentulous patients receive a new smile that consists of custom-made dentures that are permanently anchored to implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts with a ridged texture. Since they are made from titanium, the bone will fuse around them to hold them in place permanently. With dentures anchored to implants, patients can eat foods easily and speak confidently.
Implants prevent denture movement and reduce the likelihood of bone atrophy, thus increasing the life span of prosthetic teeth. All-on-4 eliminates the need for messy and cumbersome adhesives to hold dentures in place, too.
Will my smile appear natural looking?
Today’s dentures are made from very natural looking materials. In fact, dentures are made specifically for a patient by trained technicians. Materials like porcelain are used to mimic the appearance of teeth while pink-tinted acrylics are used to resemble gum tissue. Once secured to implants, dentures will fill out the face, fit comfortably, and boost a patient’s confidence in their appearance.
How do I know if All-on-4 is right for me?
The best way to find out if All-on-4 is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our skilled team of oral surgeons. At your appointment, we will perform an oral examination and use diagnostic technology to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Call EverSmile today to reserve an appointment.